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Nkandla. Picture: TEBOGO LETSIE

EDITOR'S NOTE: In the shadow of Nixon

A function to celebrate press freedom somehow ended up serving to illustrate the chasm between the press and the Zuma administration, writes Tim Cohen

Ketso Gordhan. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO

DERBY'S COUNTY: There’s a bigger picture

Corporate governance should take precedence over all other considerations in Ketso Gordhan's private war, writes Ron Derby

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ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT: Cheap currency the catalyst

The recent stability of the rand could be a signal that global economic growth is finally turning around, writes Nazmeera Moola

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BRUCE’S LIST: The Chancer’s Guide to Informed Conversation

Peter Bruce lists the crucial reads of the week October 20 2014

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ON MY MIND: Health means wealth

Health metrics in the workplace are as important to the bottom line as social and environmental reporting, writes Derek Yach

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DIAMONDS & DOGS: Pick n Pay; Awethu Breweries

Pick n Pay’s numbers look a lot healthier than they did a year ago, while poor performer Awethu Breweries may well be in a league of its own

Johnny Copelyn. Picture MARIANNE PRETORIUS, SUNDAY TIMES

MARKET WATCH: Profitable pipeline

Investment giant HCI looks set to build aggressively on its property exposure — perhaps aided by some corporate action

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Eish in their bottled water

Justice Malala reveals Telkom's wonder workout: one set of cost cutting, two sets of retrenchments, followed by 4m for the head office gym

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PATTERN RECOGNITION: Style and ease

Say what you want to say. Apple is just easier to use. That simplicity makes the iPhone my gadget of choice, writes Toby Shapshak

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BETWEEN THE CHAINS: Trading in over-the-counter securities

Investors could be rewarded for looking beyond the short-term hiatus caused by regulatory uncertainty in the local over-the-counter securities market

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INVESTOR’S NOTEBOOK: Retirement fund reform

Treasury retirement reform proposals focus on minor regulatory reform, papering over the cracks

Letters

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LETTER: Post Office workers can only lose

There is no place for capitalistic union bosses calling the shots from above and not feeling any of the effects

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LETTER: Bring back the iron fist

There must be many who wish for the resumption of the former Soviet Union

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LETTER: Unsatisfactory response

Service stations will soon have no option but to decline credit cards

ANOTHER WEEK: October 23

A round-up of the week's main news events in Africa and further abroad

DID YOU HEAR? Lose weight now, ask me how!

Losing weight can be a matter of simply changing the way you do everyday tasks, like weighing yourself

EDITORIAL: PPC board should welcome vote

PPC shareholders may well be called on to cast their ballots for or against an entirely new board

EDITORIAL: Never panic, never stop worrying

Is it too soon to panic — or too late? Those questions underline the uncertain mood in the markets

Multimedia

VIDEO: FM looks at FirstRand’s outperformance under Sizwe Nxasana

Phakamisa Ndzamela speaks about his cover story in the Financial Mail this week, featuring interviews with FirstRand chief executive Sizwe Nxasana, Laurie Dippenaar and Paul Harris

VIDEO: Cloud computing offers advantages for SMEs

The move to cloud can help small and medium sized enterprise to improve the security and privacy of their data, and Sage Accounting's managing director explains how

VIDEO: Luxury SA-made yachts may serve as a currency hedge

Quality and competitive pricing of South African marine products leads to healthy trade in used equipment where sail and motor-powered yachts are regarded as an investment for the wealthy and possibly a currency hedge